This is Grizzly Bear Lake, tucked away deep in the heart of Alaska's Chugach Mountains.
I feel very fortunate to have visited this special place in the wilds. Very few will ever have the opportunity, because motor vehicles (including aircraft landings) aren't allowed anywhere near here, so it's a grueling two-day hike/climb to get in, then of course another two-day hike/climb to get out! If you're going to make such an investment to get here, then it just doesn't make sense not to stay awhile. So the upshot is you have to carry at least a five-day pack to this spot, or more if you can swing it.
By now, this wild, enchanted place is etched permanently on my psyche, both for it's sheer, rugged beauty, and the beating my old bones have endured getting here and back! :-)
This image was captured in RAW format at full resolution with a Canon 5d Mk II camera, 24-105mm f/4 L I lens, handheld, 24mm, 1/250 sec, f/16, ISO 250, 23.1 MB, 5174x3499 px.